Chris Lipp


Lecturer in Communication, Rice University

Chris Lipp trains thousands of individuals through his corporate workshops at companies, including Google and Microsoft, and he regularly coaches entrepreneurs worldwide. Chris is the author of two books, The Startup Pitch and Magnetic: How Great Leaders Persuade and Inspire. He has helped secure hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital for entrepreneurs. Chris spent the last fifteen years studying power and persuasion. He currently lectures at Rice University. A long-time Toastmaster, Chris was President of the Stanford club in 2010. In 2011, he won the District evaluation contest and scored second in the District humorous speech contest. In 2012, he served as an Area Director.